From a health standpoint, vegetables are an unbeatable food: naturally nutrient-rich; better tasting than a vitamin pill; low in calories; high in fiber and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients. All types of vegetables can be nourishing and delicious. To maximize your health with vegetables, nutrition experts suggest at least 3 to 5 servings per day –…

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Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity. Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy, and can improve your…

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Looking for new ways to cram in more fiber?  Then try this fabulous creamy smoothie! Adding cauliflower to a smoothie might seem odd, but it creates an attractive velvety texture and is a useful way to add more nutrition into your diet. Frozen cauliflower florets work best – but you can also use  frozen riced…

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If done right, smoothies can make nutritious meal, packing satisfying ingredients along with fiber, vitamins, minerals and other immune and health-protecting substances. This delicious and refreshing Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie can help you get your daily dose of vitamin C. Kiwi and nutrition-rich strawberries, are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and they are relatively low in sugar…

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Wondering how to create healthy homemade meals during these stressful times? I am here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones. Organize Your Kitchen Before any cooking, or even any…

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Cabbage – Cabbage has a multitude of health benefits, from strengthening immune systems and improving digestion to killing bacteria and fighting cancer. This cabbage soup recipe is full of high immunity vegetables. It has been a Godsend around our house this last week with all the gunk going around! Leafy Greens – such as spinach, kale…

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My go-to Immune Boosting Smoothie includes avocado, spinach, mint leaves, and a refreshing touch of lemon. The greens in this smoothie contain the vitamins and minerals your body needs for optimal function of your immune system,  the fiber from the greens also feeds the microbiome in your gut, which ensures that you absorb these vitamins…

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In addition to antioxidants, this smoothie bowl is loaded with blood-pressure lowering potassium, vitamin C, fiber  and dietary nitrate. Enjoy! Serves 1 1 cup kale ½ cup berries (your favorite kind) ½ cup beets, raw, diced ½ banana 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground 1 dash cinnamon ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened Instructions: Add all ingredients…

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Need Help Going Dairy-free? Here are 6 Great Substitutes If you’re reading this, you likely are or are considering going dairy-free. You may have an intolerance, have been told to eliminate dairy, or just want to have less of it. Either way, dairy is not an essential nutrient, and there are lots of things you…

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